Why Is Meryl Streep So Popular These Days?
Have you seen this video in which Meryl Streep imitates Donald Trump? No, it wasn’t this occasion that has placed her at the center of all this public attention. It was her speech at the Golden Globes ceremony when she said that when powerful people use positions to bully other people, all world loses.
Let’s see what makes this woman so special.
She is an extremely talented actress
Even though she was rejected for a role in the movie King Kong back in the 1970’s, she never gave up on her dream to become a great actress. She lost the role because she was told to have been ‘too ugly for the role’. Today, she has many great movies in her portfolio, accompanied by 166 awards and 335 nominations. Many claim her to be one of the greatest actresses of all time.
She wants to get old naturally
Meryl Streep has always spoken against the celebrities who undergo plastic surgery. She has strictly criticized all the endeavors to remain young by going under the knife. Meryl thinks it is just a ridiculous behavior and that celebrities should accept the changes in their age, that comes with time.
She didn’t marry an actor
It seems that celebrities are getting divorced every day, but Meryl Streep is just not one of them. Maybe this is because she didn’t marry another celebrity, but a sculptor Don Gummer. They’ve been together for 35 years and while talking about their relationship, she once said:
“I don’t know what I’d do without my husband. I’d be dead, emotionally at least, if I hadn’t met him. He’s the greatest.”
She is never in the tabloids
Unlike many young actresses and other celebrities who are craving for their appearance in the tabloids, she is indifferent towards them. She is a real lady who, with dignity, pays attention to everything she says, does, or wears. That is so rare these days.
She fights for women’s rights
Patricia Arquette’s Oscar acceptance speech in 2015 was the occasion when Mery Streep cheered her support on this matter.
Together with many other Hollywood stars and influential women, Meryl signed an open letter demanding an end to female poverty worldwide. This letter was addressed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Those two hosted summits which were called for lifting every girl and woman out of poverty by 2030.
While closing her speech at the 2016 Women in the World Summit, Meryl said:
“… a little bit more than a hundred years ago, which is a fraction of a millisecond on the whole human clock, most of us, our priorities, our concerns, our achievements were invisible. … For thousands of years, in most cultures, the voices of women did not resound in the halls of justice, or from the pulpit or the podium, in parliament, at senates, at court, or in the very important meetings of very important men where the course of history was set.”
Here is the video in which Meryl Streep introduces the female leaders of tomorrow.
She is proud of her age
Before her movie Into the Woods, she was turning down every role she was offered to play a witch saying:
“I just thought that it was emblematic of what Hollywood thought of women who pass a certain age: that now they are old crones. It made me mad, so I didn’t want to do that or play into it. Now, it’s age-appropriate. I am an old crone, I’m 65 and I’m thrilled I get the chance to play such a … big, challenging musical part.”
Meryl Streep was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in this movie.
She’s a role model and a friend to her colleagues
Many actors and actresses want to work with Meryl Streep because of her positive attitude towards other people. Emily Blunt, when describing her experience with Meryl during the making of Into the Woods, stated:
“She’s just very maternal with me; she was particularly maternal because I was pregnant during “Into the Woods,” so she was making sure that everyone was giving me a chair and a snack.”
On the same occasion Gugu Mbatha-Raw, a British actress, said it’s on her bucket list to work with Meryl.
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